BEST WATERFALLS IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO:: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE

| January 7, 2019

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Calling all waterfall chasers – this Ontario city is guaranteed to be one of our favourite destinations! Hamilton, Ontario is often referred to as the city of waterfalls and for good reason. With over 120 waterfalls, it can be overwhelming where to begin! Check out this round up of the best waterfalls in Hamilton and get ready for a day of fun.

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